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Final Look: Dvorak in Overtime

Christian Dvorak nets the game-winner 1:04 into the extra frame to secure the Coyotes' fourth consecutive victory

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Game Recap

> DVORAK IN OVERTIME <

Another dramatic ending for the Coyotes at Madison Square Garden.

It's not a building they frequent very often, but they've certainly made the most out of their previous two visits, now having beat the New York Rangers in overtime two straight times.

Last year, it was former Ranger Derek Stepan .

This time, Christian Dvorak , whose ever-special start to the season continued when he picked his spot 1:04 into the extra frame to score yet another beautiful goal, securing the Coyotes' 3-2 win.

With the victory, Arizona extends its win streak to four games and its point streak to six games (5-0-1).

The teams twice traded goals in regulation before heading to overtime.

Lawson Crouse gave the Coyotes the first lead of the night with 6:54 left to play in the first period, jamming home a rebound after Carl Soderberg drove into New York territory to initially feed Christian Fischer in front of the net.

Following the Rangers' first game-tying rebuttal via former Coyote Tony DeAngelo early in the second, Alex Goligoski dialed up from the point to reclaim the lead for the Coyotes with 6:14 to play in the middle frame, driving home a shot through traffic that ricochet off the far post and in.

Goligoski's blast came on the power play. The Coyotes have now struck on the man advantage in four consecutive games. Nick Schmaltz extended his point streak to a career-high six games with the secondary assist.

The Rangers' DeAngelo tied the game 2-2 late in the second period, scoring his second goal of the night.

Neither team scored in the third, setting up Dvorak's eventual winner.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 17 of the 19 shots he faced to earn his fourth win of the season and allowed two goals or fewer for a 13th consecutive game.

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> TRACKING IT <

GAME #8: ARIZONA (3) at NEW YORK [RANGERS] (2) F/OT

  • SOG: ARI - 35, NYR - 19
  • PP: ARI - 1/5, NYR - 1/2

ARIZONA SCORING:

NEW YORK SCORING:

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> THEY SAID IT <

"That was a helluva shot, he's had a couple of those shots this year, those are major league shots."

Rick Tocchet, on Christian Dvorak 's overtime game-winning goal

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> DON'T OVERLOOK IT <

Great defense is invaluable, and especially so in the late stages of a tie game.

With two minutes to play in regulation, Jason Demers kept a threatening Brendan Smith at bay with a quick first step to get into position, pivot, and play to the chest of the Rangers forward to take away the middle of the ice.

Demers' ability to muffle Smith's momentum was impressive especially since he was operating on a delayed start due to the Coyotes' offensive zone draw.

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> GOTTA SEE IT <

Scanning New York's zone with possession just over one minute into overtime, Alex Goligoski left for Christian Dvorak.

Dvorak, with plenty of space to utilize, immediately carried the play left and gained a step on his defender, Artemi Panarin. With clearance, momentum, and an angle, Dvorak beat Alexandar Georgiev with a perfectly placed shot to the top corner, glove side.

Dvorak's goal clinched the Coyotes' fourth straight win and also served as his fourth tally of the season, tying him for the team lead with Conor Garland .

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> PHOTO FINISH <

Clayton Keller approaches in celebration as Christian Dvorak lifts his stick in the air moments after scoring the game-winning goal 1:04 into overtime Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. (Photo: John Crouch / Getty Images)

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